I am installing a Racor 10 micron fuel water separator on my Pathfinder 17T. I was curious if I could install the filter in the bow storage area(directly adjacent to the tank - about 18" from my anti-siphon valve) instead of in the stern compartment, behind the gas line bulb. Please let me know if anybody has any thoughts on this. My goal is to free up as much space as possible in the stern compartment and am also trying to distribute weight proportionately on the starboard/port side of the boat, while at the same time ensuring that no water gets to my 2 stroke. Thanks in advance for replies and feedback.